Session 3: Round Table: Fermentation Education and People Development: Looking to our Future and Today
Monday, November 9, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Grand Ballroom F-G (Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel)
Christopher McDowell - Novozymes North America and Tiffany D. Rau - Evonik-Degussa
It is critical for the Industry to continually obtain and develop talent that is ready to address the opportunities and challenges in the area of Fermentation. The diversity of the fermentation industry creates excitement but it also creates complexity and those opportunities and complexities in the field of fermentation and beyond need to be addressed with talent. The number of methods and views on the topic of people development and education are as varied as fermentation itself.  Industry and Academia will come together during this session to present and discuss their current best practices within and between organizations (Curriculum, Technician training programs, internships, Co-op programs, rotation programs, etc) and their expectations for the students and the employees of today and tomorrow.

2:30 PM
Experiences from industry: Outreach to Academia and Learning Fermentation on the Job
C. McDowell*, Novozymes North America, Franklinton, NC
3:00 PM
Fermentation Training at N.C. State Biotechnology Training and Education Center
L. Vann*, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
4:00 PM
The role of academia in education and training of the workforce for the biomunfacturing industry
K. Rashid*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA and R. LeBlanc, WPI, Worcester, MA
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